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Mediocre hands. Difference between him and the star receivers in the game is his inability to make the tough catch consistently.
Very good player, but he needs to work on holding on to the ball. Improvement in that area will be worth many millions of dollars.
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
He is still young. This is the most he has played, he will get better, it's not like he is a fifth year senior who has been around for a while.
I agree completely, although it probably comes across harsh as he's been great overall and certainly much better than expected going into this year. Maybe I see too many of the highlights from SEC games but it seems to me that the top tier SEC teams always have at least one receiver that consistently goes up and makes tough plays. ARob has made some great plays (I remember the touchdown catch in which he came down on top of the ball and knocked the wind out of himself) but has missed some catches that, albeit tough, would have been game-changing.
Sorry, but this is not accurate. With a QB that can make good throws, he has 2 TD's tonight at least. Should he have caught some more passes? Absolutely. Were they tough catches b/c of terrible throws? Absolutely.
A Rob's hands are fine and he will get better. If McGloin leads him on the deep throw and hits him when he was wide open in the end zone we're talking about how he should be a Belitnikoff finalist.
He's good, but not great. He needs to take that next step. Reminds me of Moye in that he tantalizes but has made some drops on deep balls. The early throw was not good but had to at least be a reception for 30+ yards. Seemed like he didnt see it or adjust.
He is WAY better than Moye. Just needs to start holding on to the tough ones more often.
It will be great to watch him, Carter, etc. working with Hack or Bench in 2 years
I'm with you that he would have had more catches if McGloin had thrown better balls but the point of the OP is that elite receivers come down with many of those less-than-perfect throws. ARob is very good but not quite elite yet and that is the only reason why. If he takes that next step, and he certainly has the potential to do so considering he's a true sophomore, he may just win the Belitnikoff next year or his senior year.
I love ARob as much as anyone but some guys have great hands (i.e. Carter), some don't. I would like to think he will one day start making those tough catches consistently but I'm not expecting it.
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Moye was a lot better as a junior. Regressed as a senior. Hoping A-Rob keeps getting better, but he needs to get better on the deep ball.
Yea, Carter made some nice catches today for sure. Think he reached down for a nice grab on a throw near his knees. I can only remember one drop (in the end zone) but my memory isn't the best.
Great receivers consistently make the tough catch inspite of the less than stellar throws from their QBs. That is part of the reason they are perceived as being great receivers...because an average receiver would not have been able to grab it. There have been many many difficult balls that he has not caught that a "great" receiver would have. I like Allen, but every now and then it would be nice to see him grab one of the contested poorly thrown balls that hit his hands.
He'll get there. The catch at UVA was very difficult and he caught it. He's in his first full year of playing, he has to time his jump right and high point the ball. These are things that Hixon can work with him on. Right now it looks like he's waiting for the ball instead of going and getting it at its high point, and almost using his forearms to catch the ball.
It takes WR's a while to figure out the highpoint and then learning how to use their body.
Now, I'm not making excuses, because a great WR catches them. I do not think Justin Brown catches either of the balls though, nor do I think Moye does, though he had the habit of making the spectacular and dropping the routine.
Lehman has a pretty good set of hands too. I like him a lot. McGloin hung him out to dry early in the game and he made the play anyway, you need that kind of effort now and again.
I think Lehman is really undervalued by the fans. He catches a lot of really tough balls in the middle of the field.
Regarding Robinson, he does all the little things real well like running routes. He'll get more experience with the tough catch and should be one of the best receivers in the country by his senior year.
Pleased to see him get behind a very athletic OSU secondary a few times. We need someone who can stretch the defense -- if not with pure speed, at least with route running.
Better that Moye and Derrick Williams. He's our best #1 in quite some time....he'll get better
I'd say Deon Butler was the #1, but yeah I agree with your point.
He's good, not great. And since he's young he'll continue to get better. Stinks that he's missed on some big catches, but he's still doing quite well.
Robinson seems to make alot of catches he shouldn't. There are two different types of drops - ones you catch 99.5 out of 100 times, or the ones you need to catch. The one he dropped in the first possession was the first type; the pass in the endzone from Bench vs. UVA is the second. He seems to drop the easy ones more. He will get there. Robinson has come along way in a short period of time. He was a very very spare part last year and now he is the top receiver DC's have to account for.
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